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I have several clients now who are great, and one who is driving me up a wall by repeatedly changing her mind on things that are either meaningless, or I had it done better to start with. Oy.

Ok, Focus on the positive!!

Date: 2010-12-21 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entrochan.livejournal.com
Sounds like my boss!

Date: 2010-12-21 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
don't make me pull out the oatmeal comic on this topic :)

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Date: 2010-12-21 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jim-p.livejournal.com
(*hugs*) I get a few of those in my business too. I have one who apparently has very low self-esteem and who waffles back and forth all the time... "I like that, but is it RIGHT? What do you think? I dunno..."

Date: 2010-12-21 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doctordidj.livejournal.com
Oh yes, I know that sort of client. My experience is that they usually end up blaming you for everything. Oy indeed.

Can you fire the client?

Date: 2010-12-21 04:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
Or draw some kind of line in the relationship sand such that things will be more sane on your side of the line?

Re: Can you fire the client?

Date: 2010-12-22 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
Wex: They're a longstanding customer, and generally worth the trouble. They are paying me by the hour and know that there is such a thing as turnaround time. It's just sad to see them waffling around and wasting the company's money on multiple edits and silly questions, when the project could go so much smoother.

Date: 2010-12-22 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tcb.livejournal.com
Goodness! I hope that isn't my referral!

Date: 2010-12-22 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
Oh no, she's lovely!! It's a company I've been with for quite some time, we just have to break in a new Marcom person :)

Date: 2010-12-22 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] achinhibitor.livejournal.com
Charge by the hour!

Date: 2010-12-22 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
In this case I do, it's just still annoying to have my time wasted on non-issues, and to see them wasting money asking me to do meaningless things. I definitely try to help by giving my recommendations up front, but in the end "the customer is always right".

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